A single-vehicle crash in Colquitt County last week resulted in the death of one person. The fatal incident occurred on Friday, May 21. However, the identity of the deceased victim was made available by the authorities a few days later.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the unfortunate crash in Colquitt County happened on the Sardis Church Road. It involved a single vehicle which was identified by GSP as a GMC Envoy. The vehicle was traveling eastbound along the road at the time of the accident.
As the GMC Envoy drew close to the Gibbs Road, the driver of the vehicle attempted to negotiate a curve at a high rate of speed. However, the driver couldn’t steer the curve successfully. The vehicle left the roadway to a side and ended up in the roadside ditch. Once it entered the ditch, it was abruptly halted and the vehicle continued to spin clockwise.
The sheer impact of the collision caused serious damage to the vehicle. The driver was the sole occupant of the GMC Envoy at the time of the crash. He was identified as Devin Ray Braswell, 20. Braswell was ejected from the vehicle during the collision and suffered serious injuries.
The crash was called in by one of the passersby. Following the 911 call, GSP, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, and the local emergency responder teams arrived on the crash scene. By the time the first responders arrived, Braswell had succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.
Preliminary investigations by GSP show that Braswell was on his way to his grandfather’s funeral when he suffered the fatal crash. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help the victims and victims’ families understand their legal rights following Atlanta crashes like these.